Shiatsu is an enjoyable bodywork therapy from Japan that uses sensitive pressure and manipulation to invigorate and relax the body. By smoothing the flow of 'ki' or life force energy in the body, tension is released, imbalances are corrected and symptoms are relieved. The comforting and compassionate use of touch is a deeply nourishing part of the treatment that addresses the whole person on a mental, emotional as well as a physical level. Shiatsu is therefore an excellent tool in maintaining health and well-being.
Treatment is carried out through clothes with the receiver lying on a comfortable futon on the floor. Each session is unique and is based on an energetic diagnosis of the receiver's whole system in contrast to a symptom-based approach. Advice is also given as to lifestyle enabling the receiver to take further steps to improve their condition and take responsibility for their health.
Helen has trained with several different schools and respected teachers to gain experience of a range of styles and approaches. She practices tai chi, yoga and meditation for her own personal development and enjoys working with people to improve their health.
Training, qualifications & experience
2004 Qualified from Ki Kai Shiatsu Centre. London
2005 Became a Member of the Professional Register of Practitioners of the Shiatsu Society
2005-date Postgraduate courses in Healing Touch Shiatsu, infertility and pregnancy and with the Shiatsu College.
2003-7 Voluntary placement at Women's Alcohol Centre, Islington
2004-2010 Working at GP surgeries in Stoke Newington and Hertford
2010-12 Working at Natural Health Options, Stanmore
2012-date Voluntary work with Harrow Carers
2005-date Private practice at home
£40 per hour
£30 for 3/4 hour
4 treatments for the price of 3, if booked in advance
20% discount if you introduce a new client
Home visits £45 upwards, depending on distance
9.30 am - 6 pm every weekday except thursdays 2-6 pm
10 am -1 pm on saturdays
Helen is fully insured and is bound by the rules and code of conduct of the Shiatsu Society (UK)
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions
9.30 am - 6 pm every weekday except thursdays 2-6 pm 10 am -1 pm on saturdays